Eastern Kentucky native, Larry Cordle, recently announced that he has been diagnosed with chronic lymphatic leukemia. The country music singer-songwriting legend has written hits for Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Dierks Bentley, and many more. One his is best known hit songs was performed by Alan Jackson and George Strait – “Murder on Music Row.” Overall, his songs have appeared on albums with a total of over 55 million sold. In 2015, he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. At that time, he said that he was very humble with the honor when I interviewed him on the red carpet.
We send many prayers of comfort and well wishes to Larry Cordle as he goes through treatments. Below is his latest facebook post on his health issues:
I know some of y’all were on hand to see these guys and boy did they ever burn the earth. What a group!
We have a great season coming up and myself and LST are looking so forward to seeing y’all out on the Bluegrass trail this summer.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.